With filmmaker and producer Ursula Liang in person
Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.
Dir. Ursula Liang. 2014, 87 mins. Digital projection. 9-Man uncovers the fascinating history of streetball, a unique sport beloved by Chinese communities throughout North America. Largely undiscovered by the mainstream public, the game is urban, gritty, and chaotic, traditionally played in parking lots and back alleys. It experienced a surge of popularity in the 1930s when it was co-opted by immigrant Chinese workers brought together by the anti-Chinese sentiments during the war. Today, the sport is a lasting connection to Chinatown for a dynamic community that knows a more integrated world, but still fights to maintain autonomy and tradition.
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